2-alarm fire in Westwood

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) - A two alarm fire on Monday morning has damaged a Westwood home.

It happened just before 10 a.m. in the 3300 block of Stanhope Ave.

Initial fire units arrived on the scene discovering heavy smoke showing from a two-story wood frame two-family dwelling. The fire appears to have started in the basement extending through the interior walls, entering the attic space. A second alarm was transmitted for additional staffing due to the labor intensive efforts of chasing the fire through the void spaces.

The fire was brought under control within one hour damage is extensive to the structure. Damage is estimated at $120,000.

The occupants that lived upstairs escaped the fire prior to the arrival of the fire department. There were no injuries to fire fighters or civilians.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.